Saturday, April 21, 2007

Warming Up His Audience with a Joke

Javier Solana, the EU’s rotating minister of everything in every transnational organization, criticized US policy as it related to the US-Mexico border, saying:

A wall that separates one country from another is not something that I like or that the European Union members like.
Apparently there must be some other European union out there he must be talking about, because the one we have to pretend is a real and mature entity seems in an panicked state to send naval vessels to islands to keep Africans out of the south, permits all but the smuggling of women for prostitution at its’ border to the east, and dispairs at having no structured borders at the north.

But other than that, they can’t see why another nation which spent half a century protecting Europe’s borders, would have the temerity to demark its’ own.

Mr. Solana did, after all, have a Mexican audience to pander to. What use this has to him, one can only speculate.

Economics Lessons for the National Front

Members of La Baf try to give economics lessons to members of Jean-Marie Le Pen´s Front National.

Wouldn't It Be Nice

Remind me not to toss her salad

Does this explain the Brown segment of the Red-green-brown alliance?

A Voice of Reason

Guy Millière comes out with his take, unique among French commentators, on the events in Blacksburg.

The English translation has been posted here.

Clichy « une des villes les plus réactives radioactives aux résultats du premier tour »

Clichy is looking to Rock the Casbah this Sunday.

Sarkozy Derangement Syndrome spotted in Paris

Blast from the past

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Same Old Ideas, Same Consequences

My anti-Americanism has become almost uncontrollable. It has possessed me, like a disease. It rises up in my throat like acid reflux, that fashionable American sickness.

- Margaret Drabble

I hate its bogus two-party system, its one-size-fits-all culture, and its income gap. I could go on for pages but I'll sum up with this: I hate America for being a hypocritical white supremacist capitalist patriarchy.

- Counterpunch writer ”Mickey Z.”

I have a suggestion for clarifying our consciousness: learn to hate the rich. Hate, yes. You can dress up the language and call it rage. But, hate is a concept underrated. Everyone does it, but no one wants to admit it, usually hating the wrong person. Hate is the opposite of love. Do you love the rich? Like the rich? If not, than maybe you can learn to hate the rich. I don't mean shame the rich in order to get money out of their guilt, as has been a long practice on the left and among non-profits. I mean NOT taking money from the rich, isolate the rich, make them build tall walls around their estates and corporate headquarters as the people force the rich to do in Latin America.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, CounterPunch

You had everything you wanted. Your Mercedes wasn't enough, you brats. Your golden necklaces weren't enough, you snobs. Your trust fund wasn't enough. Your vodka and Cognac weren't enough. All your debaucheries weren't enough. Those weren't enough to fulfill your hedonistic needs. You had everything.

- Mass murderer Cho Seung-Hui

And It’s All Your Fault

Now turn out your pockets to these bums.

Regarding the strikes at a Citroën pland, L’Humanité
features “championship” striking
“Several hundred workmen rebelled against low wages. An increase in their purchasing power is at the center of the conflict which will weigh in at the ballot box”

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Freedom is Worth More than their Power

E-nough! has found some curious graffiti on the campaign posters of the nagging poodles of Marxism.

Motto: “Our lives are worth more than their profits!”
Graffiti, succinct rebuttal: 100 million killed.

The art of sounding reasonable while at the same time spewing garbage

…plenty of charlatans have mastered the art of sounding reasonable while at the same time spewing garbage
says Benjamin Duffy, a man who loathes "race pimps and grievance mongers like Clyde Bellecourt, Elaine Brown and Jesse Jackson", who detests "their air of infallibility, their presumption of entitlement and their ability to tar all opponents as bigots", and who hates "the way that every grievance monger tries to outdo every other grievance monger, trying to prove that his group's sufferings are the greatest in the history of the world and therefore justifying the most compensation."

French Laws for Illegal Space Aliens

As a handful of space aliens tries to discover how welcome they (and their soon-to-be- born 50,000 children) are under current French immigration laws, La Baf tries its hand at science-fiction…

National Dogpile

Time is dwindling. Read up. 40% of all voters, more than any one candidate has committed to them, have yet to decide, and for obvious reasons. Generally, they stink.

5 of them are in the category of orbiting Pluto, ranging from Fantasy trotkyite, new-com, watermelon Marxist, a fake-peasant anarchist, and a hunter to a geriatric fascist. Add to that a “centrist” who looks suspiciously like Judd Hirsch. In the civilized world this would be readily identified as a failure.

Good luck with all that, but remember: don’t bend over to pick up the soap.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Fractured Fairy Tales

Boris and Natasha are steel trying to make beeg trabul for crazy Moose and Squirrel. Elsewhere, Russia’s high quality journalism covers more meaningful matters.

- Tip of the lid to George.

Personally, I thought he was indirectly responsible for the spread of morbid European euthanasia policies inspired by Soylent Green

I love reading decadent, knee-jerk, hack European newspapers like Der Spiegel and if you want my copy you'll have to pry it from my cold, dead hands.

More on German press reactions at Medienkritik.

The French Had Lots of Information

Guillaume Dasquié has a long article of two full pages on what French secret services knew about Al-Qaeda before September 11, 2001…

On Iran, Darfur, China, Russia, and America's Anti-Missile Shield

The three front-runners answer 10 questions about foreign policy (but Le Monde's readers aren't all that impressed).

You Read It First on ¡No Pasaran!

…in trying to transmute the fog of [France's] runup to the war into glory, the book may provide more clarity than intended: L'Inconnu de l'Élysée, the country's top nonfiction best seller, while idealizing Chirac's role, brings unexpected new support to a thesis that France's government was not so much struggling to save humanity as looking out for Numéro Un.
Innumerable Frenchmen, -women, pundits, journalists lionized Jacques Chirac for "having the balls" to stand up to George W. Bush in the Iraq crisis (not least in our comments section), but as John Vinocur points out, the French government was flip-flopping all the way. As he says, "France's lurching pursuit of the best yield for itself in the runup left it totally short of what its leaders hoped their opposition would bring."
[The book] credits the idea that France maneuvered for months while considering whether to participate in an American-led invasion of Iraq. And it suggests that Villepin, after summoning the United Nations Security Council to rise in opposition against America, actually thought that France could not sustain its position and would "link up with the United States" before the war began in March 2003.
John Vinocur asked Pierre Péan about
Villepin's wobbling. He replied, "It's an ultra-sensitive subject, an essential subject, but one I didn't sort out. No one wants to talk about it today. It's a place where there was a problem."
No wonder; it's easier (including for Péan himself) to talk (and to crow) about principles, standards, and glorious times.

Fear and Loathing in France

John Vinocur and Laurent Greilsamer discuss fear and loathing in the French elections.

Update: Vinocur also has an IHT article translated in Le Monde about Ségolène Royal (the apostle of a nation of victims).

Roger Cohen goes on to say that France's frivolous campaign nears its overdue close.

European Terrorists, Unlike Europeans, are Multiplying like Rabbits

All that tolerance and understanding must be starting to kick in.

Almost 500 terrorist attacks were reportedly carried out in 11 member states last year with separatists and nationalists in the Basque region of Spain and on the French island of Corsica responsible for most of the attacks.

Gentle Europe

Where a fascist political punter can find flaws in admitting to any sort of inhumanity, even 60 year later.

Jean-Marie Le Pen "regrets" that President Jacques Chirac acknowledged the French government's responsibility for deporting French Jews during the Holocaust. In an interview published Sunday in Le Parisian, the extreme right-wing candidate in France’s presidential elections said, "Chirac was the only president to do it. Not even [Francois] Mitterrand did it."
Nonetheless, one thing is clear, the public shows itself to be even more uncouth, not to mention vulgar and violent.
"In two countries - France and Norway - chief rabbis are calling on Jews not to step outside with Jewish symbols on their person," said Prof. Dina Porat, who edited the report along with Stauber.

[ ... ]

The breakdown of anti-Semitic incidents worldwide is heavily tilted toward Western Europe, which witnessed 54% of them, followed by North America - whose Jewish population is over five times the size of Western Europe's - with just 17% and the former Soviet Union with 13%.
To translate that into simpler terms, the risk to the individual is nearly 16 times higher in western Europe than in North America.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Islamist Porn Snuff Film to be Released Shortly

A Jihadist Palestinian militia claims to have killed BBC Gaza reporter Alan Johnston. Apparently they can’t control themselves. Those who claim to have killed him say Britain is somehow responsible, inspite of the fact that they kidnapped him, (or appropriated him from a ringer,) and claim to have murdered him.

"The whole world knows of our just cause in demanding the release of our prisoners, who are waiting under the fire of the occupation," the statement began. "Our demand was that all of those who are responsible for the journalist... release our prisoners who are being held in the prisons of the occupation," it continued.
Despite the fact that these groups are notorious liars about their claims, they may have actually taken his life. Either way, it’s your fault.

Islamist porn to follow:
"We will disseminate a video in which we show his killing soon to the media outlets," the statement said.
In closing, it captured the limit of the depth of their moral underpinning:
Allah is great, for it is either victory or martyrdom," it concluded.
Who’s next? Adloyada has more.

- H/T to Avary.

“Reporting News” Not Part of Their Agenda

In a bid to squelch any scrutiny on their bias and motive, the press tend to armor themselves with claims of their own political detachment. When caught out many claim that the selectiveness of their reporting has a “social role.”

Nonsense. Most of the European press are little more than political hit-men.

By a vote of 66 to 54, the annual delegate's meeting of Britain's largest trade union for journalists called for "a boycott of Israeli goods similar to those boycotts in the struggles against apartheid South Africa led by trade unions, and [for] the [Trades Union Congress] to demand sanctions be imposed on Israel by the British government."

Some of the union's 40,000 members decried its "trendy lefty" agenda. Other motions before the four-day meeting in Birmingham, which ends Sunday, included condemnations of the US detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and support for Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez.
Yet only “some” noticed that the press had an agenda. Given the divine illumination you can feel coming off of their own Code of Conduct, the very notion that it sould even get as far as showing any kind of evidence of the presence an agenda means that they are long past the point of just seeking out flaws, they are in a catastrophic state of failure as a profession.
A journalist shall at all times defend the principle of the freedom of the press and other media in relation to the collection of information and the expression of comment and criticism. He/she shall strive to eliminate distortion, news suppression and censorship.


A journalist shall strive to ensure that the information he/she disseminates is fair and accurate, avoid the expression of comment and conjecture as established fact and falsification by distortion, selection or misrepresentation.


No journalist shall knowingly cause or allow the publication or broadcast of a photograph that has been manipulated unless that photograph is clearly labelled as such. Manipulation does not include normal dodging, burning, colour balancing, spotting, contrast adjustment, cropping and obvious masking for legal or safety reasons.
They are simply hopeless.

Putain de sales schleus

The core of Europe - France, Germany, and Belgium - are hateful shitholes where anti-Semitism, racism and anti-Americanism of the filthiest kind are fully accepted as normal behavior. Here, German soldiers are trained by having them shoot at imaginary targets made up of American blacks from the Bronx.

The instructor tells the soldier, "You are in the Bronx. A black van is stopping in front of you. Three African-Americans are getting out and they are insulting your mother in the worst ways ... Act."

More here.

Flashback: We've already seen the same kind of anti-Black American racist rubbish from the already forgotten French Prime Minister de Villepin.

While We're in the Neighborhood…

By the way, did I miss something or am I right in believing that during her trip to the Middle East to pay a visit to Syria's dictator, Nancy Pelosi didn't even see fit to cross the border and pay a visit to American troops?

They Expect You to Love Them Because They Hate You

Not gay enough” 80’s bubble-gum pop washup George Michael has put John Lennon’s piano on tour of sites “of violence”, with a curious selectivity: it’s reported that it will be tour locations in the US such as Ford’s Theater (where Lincoln was shot), the site of the Kennedy assassination, and so forth as a warm-up to set the groundwork for a collection of locations leftist cite appropriate as politically “theirs” for the purpose of imposing guilt for past events to draw attention to their political views.
The organizers have a full and precise schedule in the US, but have only made a vague reference to events in Europe – as if to imply that nothing violent ever happened there.

No word on whether or not this inanimate object that some would try to imbue with meaning will be touring the Communist Gulags, the killing woods of Poland, Daniel Ortega’s prisons where 25,000 people are estimated to have been killed in less than 2 years, the Armenian Turkey, Castro’s mass killings and imprisonments, the Nazis’ concentration camps, or any location in China, Cambodia, Vietnam, or the train-yards of France, Belgium, The Netherlands Switzerland, Austria, and Italy where people were packed into boxcars to be sent to their death.

Apparently, none of that is wrong enough for people who these hostile passive-aggressive types who call themselves “pacifists.” They will ignore hundreds of millions of deaths at the hands of leftist ideologies for those that they’ve appropriated as somehow being uniquely wicked because they are American, such as 3,445 lynchings of black people over 87 years.

The fact that Americans have made a genuine effort in the past half a century to redress its’ own social errors is what gives cause to the likes of these “pacifists” to blame her even further because the goal is not the making of a less violent world, it is use of their own complaints as a instrument for the rest of us to “imagine there’s no religion” which would surely puzzle Rev. Martin Luther King, and the genuine figures in the advancement of Civil Rights whose reputations they want to rob society of to describe themselves with.

Theirs’ is an act of taking the path of least resistance to anyone calling them on their underhanded motives.